Weekend Update May 16-18

Pink lady's slipper, copyright Rosemary Mosco

Pink lady’s slipper, copyright Rosemary Mosco

Bird-a-thon, wildlife exploration, spring walks, wildflowers, and more! Come join us this weekend.

  • Bird-a-thon, our annual fundraiser where teams of birders spend 24 hours trying to spot the most species in Massachusetts, will kick off at 6 pm on Friday. You don’t have to be on a team to get in on the action! Join a Bird-a-thon program or help us reach our goal by making a donation.
  • During Drumlin Farm’s Wild about Wildlife on Sunday, look eye to eye with a raptor, learn how we enrich the lives of our captive animal ambassadors, and go on a hunt for animals tracks of all kinds. Plus, take a special, behind-the-scenes tour of our wildlife care facility normally closed to the public. All activities are free with admission with the exception of the Wildlife Care tours, which cost $5.
  • Take a Spring Bird Walk at the Boston Nature Center to observe resident birds and spring migrants at a unique urban habitat that is a favorite stomping ground for many bird species. Local bird enthusiasts will help us find and identify birds through field marks, sounds, and behaviors. Birders of all levels will enjoy these guided walks. Binoculars will be provided, if needed. (All, registration required)
  • Join South Shore Sanctuaries for the annual Walk for Wildlife at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield! There will be activities, snacks, and hayrides for all participants. All proceeds support our work on the South Shore. (All, registration required)
  • Slugs and snails are the most common form of mollusk, yet most people do not know that much about them. During A World of Slime at Arcadia in Easthampton, learn how to tell slugs from snails, how and why they produce slime, what they eat, and their life cycle. Play a slimy game and of course search the trails for these often unappreciated critters. (All, registration required)
  • Wachusett Meadow In Princeton has over 1,500 species of plants, animals, and fungi that have been documented over the past more than 50 years. The Biodiversity Walk: Wildflowers is oriented toward exploring and finding and identifying wildflowers in the late spring and off-trail around the wildlife sanctuary. (Adult, registration required)

For a full listing of programs, visit our online program catalog, where you can now register online for many of our programs. And if you’re out taking photos, don’t forget to enter the 2014 Mass Audubon Picture This Photo Contest!

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About Hillary T.

Where: Mass Audubon Headquarters, Lincoln Who: Massachusetts transplant by way of Florida and New York. Raising two young girls, who she hopes will be budding naturalists Favorite part of the job: Learning something new every day from some of the smartest and most enthusiastic groups of people

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